Artist Lakshmi Mohanbabu is a Singaporean who grew up in Kabul Afghanistan during the 70’s and 80’s. She is a trained architect (B.Arch, Manipal University) and fashion designer who graduated from the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) in New Delhi. Lakshmi has also taught fashion design, illustration and design history in various educational institutions including Singapore’s LASALLE College of the Arts and NIFT (India). She has also illustrated books for WHO (World Health Organisation) about disability.
Rare and incredibly gifted, her’s is the exemplary Singaporean voice, bridging the gap between the past and the present. Her hypnotic, painterly language evokes notions of a transcended existence.
"My painting process begins with extensive research of a chosen topic which can take over a few years of researching context, subject matter, history and techniques. The fact that a painting has a story and a deeper meaning behind it engages people on one level." - read our interview with Lakshmi Mohanbabu in The Crazy Mind magazine.